Vegan Food Guide to Albuquerque

Vegan Food Guide to Albuquerque

 

 

Is there vegan food in Albuquerque? Yes! Tons! You can eat vegan quite easily and quite well in the quirky Albuquerque, in the very quirky and unique state of New Mexico.

 

You'll find everything from comfort foods like cheeseburgers and pizzas, to delicious Thai, Indian, African and Caribbean cuisines, and of course all the famous traditional New Mexican dishes like frito pies, posole stew, smothered burritos, and more.

 

The most iconic staple of New Mexican cuisine is getting anything and everything with either red, green or "Christmas" (both) chile on top! Packs a powerful flavor punch!

 

Here's my personal comprehensive A-Z guide to all the best and tastiest plant-based eats in the Duke City and some of my favorite shots to drool over.

 

 

the acre

4410 Wyoming Blvd NE

Hip veg restaurant specializing in local, seasonal produce and vegan eats like hot hogs, burgers, posole, blt sandwiches, meatloaf, buffalo cauliflower, parfaits, and more.

 

 

blt sandwich at the acre

am spices of india

317 Central NW

A cozy veg restaurant downtown that serves an Indian menu and offers a lunch buffet with lots of vegan and veg options to choose from.

 

 

An hy quan

1405 Juan Tabo NE

Excellent fresh delicious vegetarian Vietnamese inspired food with a huge menu of vegan dishes. Musty try the homemade sweet and salty preserved plum soda.

 

 

noodle nest at an hy quan

annapurna

2201 Silver SE, 5939 4th NW, 5200 Eubank NE

Veg ayurvedic restaurant serving healing Ayurvedic cuisine. In addition to their large menu of delicious food, full of burgers, sandwiches, wraps and more, there's also tons of vegan cakes and pastries and a giant tea menu. 

 

 

wrap at annapurna

bistronomy b2b

3118 Central Ave SE

Funky little burger joint with tons of beers and several vegan burgers that are fantastic. 

 

 

cafe lush

700 Tijeras Ave NW

Cozy corner cafe with lots of vegan options like savory tofu scrambles and fresh open-faced sandwiches.

 

 

open faced sandwich at cafe lush

curry leaf

6910 Montgomery Blvd NE

Indian restaurant that offers a large selection of vegan Indian dishes and a huge buffet.

el cotorro

111 Carlisle Blvd NE

New Mexican restaurant with plenty of vegan or easily veganized menu options. Tasty avocado tacos, beans, and guac!

farina alto

10721 Montgomery Blvd NE

Authentic Italian joint that offers vegan cheese for tasty pizzas and calzones. 

 

 

cheese pizza at farina alto

flying star

8000 Paseo Del Norte NE, 3416 Central Ave SE, 4501 Juan Tabo NE, 8001 Menaul Blvd NE, 10700 Corrales Rd, 4026 Rio Grande NW

This local cafe chain has vegan options like tofu scrambles and buddha bowls.

 

 

buddha bowl at flying star cafe

grassburger

11225 Montgomery Blvd

This burger joint serves an out of this world vegan black bean burger made with quinoa.

 

 

bean burger at grass burger

the grove cafe

600 Central Avenue SE

This hip cafe serves up lots of vegan options like steel-cut oats with almond milk, avocado toast, soups, salads, veggie sandwiches and more. 

Huong Thao

1016 Juan Tabo Blvd NE

Friendly neighborhood spot that has lots of vegan dishes with seitan and tofu. Amazing curry!

indian food and grocery

6501 Wyoming Blvd NE 

This part restaurant / part grocery shop has a great Indian buffet with a large selection of vegan and vegetarian items to choose from.

 

 

indian buffet at indian food and grocery

jambo cafe

1105 Juan Tabo NE

This fun Caribbean / African fusion cafe serves delish vegan dishes like a hummus plate, veggie sandwiches, tofu sandwiches, and coconut tofu curry, coconut lentil soup and plantains.

java joe's

906 Park Ave

Cool downtown spot with vegan soups, salads, sandwiches, tofu scrambles and tofu wraps.

jinja

8900 Holly Ave NE

This eclectic islandy restaurant has some great vegan menu options like some yum tofu dishes.

 

 

tofu bowl at jinja

kitsune food truck

This mobile food truck has an interesting fusion menu of all things Asian inspired, with some super flavorful tofu tacos, jackfruit tacos, and jackfruit burritos. Catch 'em while you can!

 

 

jackfruit tacos at kitsune food truck

la montanita

2301 Central NE, 2400 Rio Grande NW, 3500 Central Ave SE

Huge natural food shop with tons of vegan foods and products, also cafe and deli serving vegan meals such as salads, sandwiches, and pastas with tofu, tempeh, seitan and more quick eats to grab and go.

la salita

1217 Eubank Ave NE

New Mexican cuisine with a seperate vegetarian menu with lots of vegan dishes. The vegan chili relleno stuffed with avocado is a must.

lime

9800 Montgomery Blvd NE

Ultra chic Vietnamese restaurant with outstanding papaya salad and fab tofu and veg dishes.

 

 

clay pot tofu at lime

mazaya cafe

120 Harvard Dr SE

Mediterranean spot with hummus, falafel, baba ghanoush, lentil soups and more. 

namaste

110 Yale Blvd SE, 1520 Deborah Rd SE Rio Rancho

Festive Indian and Nepalese menu with large selection of vegan or easily veganized dishes, plus an all you can eat lunch buffet.

pars cuisine

4320 The 25 Way NE

Lovely Persian Mediterranean restaurant that has a vegetarian menu with lots of vegan menu options like hummus, falafel, dolmas, and tabouli, plus great ambience and belly dancers!

 

 

pop fizz

1701 4th St SW

This funky spot does an easily veganized, tasty veggie burrito and gilled veggie sandwich, but don't miss the all natural vegan cookies and cream paleta.

 

 

rebel donuts

2435 Wyoming Blvd NE

Donut shop that makes makes several yummy vegan varieties. Don't miss them!

 

 

rockin' taco

3600 Cutler Ave NE

Visit this taco shop at the Green Jeans Farmery and you can even take your eats into the bar. These tacos have farm fresh veg, handmade tortillas, and flavorful homemade salsas.

 

 

saffron tiger

6550 Paseo Del Norte NE

Indian fast food spot with lots of vegan options all on buffet so you create your own dish.

 

 

indian plate at saffron tiger

sandia saloon

5815 Wyoming Blvd NE

This cool patio taproom at Whole Foods offers lots of vegan options like kale and brussel sprout salad, calabacitas tacos, and a delicious green chile Beyond Meat cheeseburger!

 

 

cheeseburger at sandia saloon

siam cafe

5500 San Mateo Blvd NE

With a large menu full of vegan options, this is a popular local spot for Thai eats and all their curries with tofu are unbelievable.

 

 

yellow curry tofu at siam cafe

side effex

420 Central Ave SW

Effex's gastropub has an extremely impressive menu of vegan comfort foods such as nachos, buffalo wings with vegan ranch, BLT, mac and cheese, grilled cheese, pulled pork sandwiches, jackfruit posole, and green chile cheeseburger with Beyond Meat burger patty. Plus all the eats are available for delivery via Grubhub.

sister

407 Central Ave NW

Downtown bar that serves lots of New Mexican vegan meals such as tacos with cashew creme, green chili stew, calabacitas burritos, and frito pies, plus serves weekend brunches with lots of easily veganized dishes. 

squeezed juice bar

3339 Central Ave NE, 7900 San Pedro, 1751 Rio Rancho Blvd 

Fresh juices, smoothies, açaí bowls, quinoa bowls, energy bars, fresh fruits, and more. 

talking drums african cuisine

1606 Central Ave SE

African / Caribbean fusion restaurant that serves amazing Ethiopian veggies and lentils on injera, plus lots of vegan soups and beans and pea dishes to choose from. 

 

 

ethiopian injera dish from talking drums

thai cuisine ii

4201 Central Ave NE

Thai restaurant with a separate vegetarian menu that has tons of vegan options including mock meats like pork, beef, chicken, fish and shrimp.

thai vegan

5505 Osuna NE, 3804 Central SE

My personal favorite, Thai Vegan is a 100% vegan restaurant that has a huge menu of Thai cuisine and American comfort food, such as stir fries, curries, bacon cheeseburgers, chicken wraps, ice cream sundaes and chef specials. They serve many vegan mock meats such as chicken, bacon, steak, fish, and shrimp.

 

 

bacon cheeseburger at thai vegan

tia b's la waffelaria

3710 Campus Blvd NE

Cozy little spot with freshly made vegan waffles and vegan whipped cream!

v roast bistro

3904 Central Ave SE

Cute cafe that roasts their own coffee beans, and serves vegan soups, sandwiches, enchiladas, burritos, burgers, chicken fingers, fish and chips, tacos, and an assortment of baked goods.

 

 

cheeseburger at vroast bistro

vibrance

4500 Silver Ave SE

Quirky spot focusing on raw and sprouted vegan food dishes and daily soups and stews.

vinaigrette

1828 Central Ave SW

Super chic place to get soups, salads, grilled tofu, and tasty veg dishes like marinated artichokes. 

winning coffee

 111 Harvard Drive SE

Popular neighborhood coffee stop that has lots of brunchie vegan eats like a granola bowl, tofu scramble, soups, salads, garden burrito, and veggie burger. 

wise pies

4545 Alameda Blvd NE, 6261 Riverside Plaza Ln, 5700 University Blvd SE, 4320 The 25 Way NE, 6600 Menaul NE

Pizza chain offering personal gourmet pizzas with delicious Violife vegan cheese and tasty ingredient options like fresh veggies and truffle oil, plus they deliver via Grubhub!

 

 

cheese pizza from wise pies